1986 - Author Elie Wiesel awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs.
1979 - The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C. draws 200,000 people.
1968 - Apollo 7 makes the first live telecast from a manned spacecraft.
1947 - Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier.
This Day In Business
1926 - Winnie-the-Pooh is published for the first time - Winnie the Pooh would become a marketable character worldwide.
1888 - First film by Louis Le Prince, widely known as 'The Father of Cinematography'.
1812 - Manmade Regent's Canal in London begins to be worked on.
1979 - Wayne Gretsky, the best hockey player of all time, scores his first NHL goal.
October 14th Holiday
World Standards Day - honors the work of those who develop standards within standards development organizations and to raise awareness about the importance of standardization to the global economy.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Gerald Ford on January 10, 1977 for transforming the American landscape. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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